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Old 12-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #15
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I think you mean Double Coin; not Double star. I have been running the Chinese Dynatrac (same company as Double Coin) for almost 10000 miles with no problems at all. As mentioned above, you might be surprised how many tires are made in China. I did a fair amount of research prior to buying these and found horror stories about every brand out there - not just the "Chinese" ones...

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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I run the Michelin, but also have run the Continental, feel they are on a par with Michelin.
Yes, FMCA in cahoots with Michelin, you can save some real bux.
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I bought tires nearly two years ago. I narrowed it down to: Continental, Hankook, Toyo. I fussed and fretted, thought, rethought. My biggest thought was to NOT have a blowout and tear up my motor home. I got a decent price on Michelin, but would have accepted any of the above three also.

I would NOT accept any of the Chinese tires because I have heard too may bad stories in my three month investigation.

I see you are fairly near OK City. Check out truck tire dealers there, get a firm price, then cry over the price. I paid over $ 3,000 for mine and haven't had any problems on this set or the previous set.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #18
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Lots of good tires out there priced way less than Michelin, General, Kelly, Hercules, Dunlop, Toyo, Cooper, Othsu(Japan) just put 6 on mounted bal.out the door $2700.00, the list goes on. Make sure you get the proper load range usually H, especally on the steer axle. Shop around see what you can find.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #19
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The 295/80 is a very expensive tire - it is pretty much a large motorhome-only tire, so a specialty item with limited sales volume and price competition. Michelin, Goodyear and Bridgestone make that size; many of the others do not. The Bridgestone (R250, I think is the model) is your best bet for a lower price on a top-brand tire - they run about $150/tire less than either GY or Michelin. Continental may be another good option - I think they have recently added that size to their HSR2 line. They are an excellent tire and well known in the commercial tire world - I'm using 4 Continental 11R222.5's on my rear axle myself.

I would be very hesitant to use an unknown brand on my front wheels.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #20
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Gary is right on the Brisgestone, the 295/ 80 R 22.5 is a 16 ply rating tire, and the bridgestone in that size is around 650 to 750 and up, depending on where you get them. I run them on my 10 wheeler on the steer axle, and they are a good tire.
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Things to consider

I did a post specifically on "What is the best tire". I did not give a brand name as there are too many variables and a tire good for Fred may not be the best for Bill.
What I tried to do is to outline items I think should be considered.
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